Sunday, November 29, 2009
Green Tea Liqueur Zabglione Shots
One of the things that happened while I was at the street food portion of Foodbuzz fest was that I fell into conversation with Caitlin from Skyy spirits. One of the things I love to do is find a way to make spirits more than just cocktails. She offered to send me a product that I am still working with and something else. I chose the Zen Green Tea Liqueur.
After some deliberation, I decided that I would make a dessert and use the liqueur to make a sauce. Zabaglione is one of my favorite desserts ever in the whole world, and is also fairly easy to make into a sauce.
1 c Zen Green Tea Liqueur
1/3 c sugar
Whisk all ingredients in a bowl to blend. In a double boiler (a metal bowl over a pot of simmering (not boiling!!) water). Whisk for about 5 min. I actually did 3 1/2-4 minutes so it would be more saucy.
Be attentive or your eggs will curdle and you'll have to start over! Once it is tripled in volume, remove from heat and place into a bowl of waiting ice. If you need to, you can strain it. Once cool, let chill.
The cake didn't come out quite the way I hoped, but the kiwi and Zen were a great combination, the slightly bitter tea matching with the sweetness of the kiwi in a way that made me quite happy.
Oddly enough, all four of my testers ate the cake quickly and downed the leftover (in the little plastic shot glass). Each said that for dessert, they wanted the zabaglione to be sweeter, but loved the bitterness of the tea as a refreshing and tasty shot. Who knew?
Give it a try and let me know what you think: dessert or drink shot? Maybe you'll see this on my next menu!